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04/03/2016

Antura Projects – the right PPM tool for Familjebostäder

Familjebostäder chose Antura as a supplier in 2013, and since then the use of Antura Projects has spread to large parts of the organization. The PPM tool enables shared monitoring of project activities and increased dialogue between project members, which contributes to greater consensus on the operation internally.

Familjebostäder is a public housing company and part of the City of Stockholm Group. Its remit includes developing project ideas for new builds and refurbishments, maintenance and management of properties, as well as environmental initiatives. Familjebostäder is tasked with starting the construction of at least 500 new rental properties every year, and the company also manages around 19,000 homes in Stockholm. 

In 2013 Familjebostäder decided to look for a tool that would bring all project members together around one system, while also ensuring that personnel worked in line with the shared project model. After a far-reaching evaluation of several suppliers, the company chose Antura:

–The deciding factor was that Antura offered a complete solution and was a well-established supplier. Good references were also crucial. It was clear that Antura Projects was a powerful, modern PPM tool, says Susanne Kilgren, Head of IT and Information Security at Familjebostäder. 

Growing with the system

In 2014 Antura Projects was implemented, initially to be used in the core organization encompassing construction and maintenance projects. The project managers have been trained in the system so that they can effectively report on time, resources and the projects’ progress. The system has been rolled out gradually and is now used by the Project Development department, the Property department, the Environment unit and the IT department. 

–We have really found some good procedures for our project organization. Using Antura Projects has brought us greater opportunities for shared monitoring and dialogue between project members from several different departments. This has brought a number of synergetic effects, including greater consensus on the operation internally, Susanne Kilgren explains. 

Since the beginning the number of users has risen from 60 to 150, and the next stage will be to work with resource management, which means greater support for planning and monitoring resources at the level of roles, individuals and projects. Implementation of the portfolio management feature, which provides a complete overview of all planned, ongoing and completed projects, as well as integration with the accounting system Agresso, is planned for 2016.

–Antura’s consultants have been important in the process and we have been given solid support, particularly when it comes to adapting and implementing the PPM tool. We look forward to continuing to work with Antura Projects and growing with the system, Susanne Kilgren concludes.

 

”Using Antura Projects has brought us greater opportunities for dialogue between project members from several different departments. This has brought a number of synergetic effects, including greater consensus on the operation internally.”

Susanne Kilgren, Head of IT and Information Security at Familjebostäder

Familjebostäder was formed in 1936 and is today a public housing company under Stockholms Stadshus AB, which is owned by the City of Stockholm. Familjebostäder’s core business lies in the management and new construction of homes and premises. The company has approximately 280 employees working in areas such as technology, environment, management and administration, communication, finance and IT.

www.familjebostader.com

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